Thanks for the kudos! I still need to lose more, but YES it feels wonderful to start living a normal life again.
A white water trip would be so amazing! Imagine how tired you be at the end of the day from holding on and you wouldn't even be thinking about the exercise you were getting while you were getting that great workout!
Thanks for posting your question and welcome to the Fitness & Exercise Community!
It sounds like you're doing all the right things with the stretching and icing of your foot. I would encourage you to ask your doctor when it would be okay for you to return to your Zumba classes. You don't want to go back too soon and have it start hurting all over again!
LOL..good point, Rich! Thanks for chiming in! Can you imagine if people had someone telling them when or what they could eat everyday? Ahhh...free will. It's not free at all. We either pay or get paid in health benefits.
You wouldn't think that throwing a frisbee in the park with your dog would burn a lot of calories, but add in a little running around, suck in those abs when you're launching your frisbee and I think you can get a nice little workout for both pet and owner.View Thread
Fridays are about fun...and exercise should be, too! Each Friday I will try to post a fun fitness idea and ask for your input. This week, I wonder how many of you are bold and daring....
Friday's Fitness Fun Idea: Plan an adventure!
Rock climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting ... these are fun and challenging pursuits that work your whole body.
I have always wanted to go Paragliding, so a few weeks ago when I saw a special for a tandem paragliding ride for $80, I jumped on it!
It's only because of the months of fitness training and weight loss that I'm now able to do this, because they have a weight limit of 240 that I wouldn't have passed a year ago! I am super thrilled that I'll soon be doing something I've always dreamed about!!
What kind of adventure awaits you? Share your ideas with us below and have some fun!View Thread
I just ran across a great Q&A with our Diet expert, Pamela Peeke, MD., on Mid-Life Weight Gain that I think you'd really find helpful.
Also, Dr. Peeke tells us in her blog article, Why Some People Drop Weight Faster , that "it becomes much easier to pack on the pounds inside your abdomen after the age of 40 — thus, the middle-age, mid-section spread. If you've already accumulated fat inside your abdomen".
Check out the article to find out how Dr. Peeke suggests to get rid of it. She includes tips on both diet and suggests "consistent intense exercise" to stop the middle-age, mid-section spread.
Hope this helps a bit! We'd love to hear back from you with any more questions or to let us know what you've found that works for you!View Thread
Welcome to the Fitness & Exercise community and thanks for asking about the protein drink.
I have heard that some of these protein shakes have a really high sodium content. Sodium, even in small amounts, attributes to belly bloat and may be causing the gas. I suggest checking the label to see if that might be contributing.
On this board, we can only answer a couple of your questions, but thank you for sharing everything to help us understand exactly where you're coming from. We'll try to get you to the right places that will have the best answers for some of the other issues you're dealing with, as well.
It sounds like you've had a rough go for sometime now. I am sorry to hear that and hope things can improve for you from here.
I learned a lot about my eating & exercise habits (I ate too little, too) when I started tracking everything I ate and all my exercise. It's really a simple rule that it always comes down to if you're trying to lose weight. You need to burn more calories than you put in.
Once I got down an idea of how many calories, fat, etc were in foods, I could make my own menu and "budget" my meals. Try our Food & Fitness Planner to see what I mean. It makes things really easy to track.
Do you have an inhaler or other medication that you use for your asthma? I have exercise induced asthma and use an inhaler before I work out, but it's gotten much better since getting active more often and losing weight.
I know you want to exercise somehow,but because of all the injuries you've sustained, you would really be better to post your fitness questions on our Sports Medicine board. They are more experienced with exercising after injuries and we have a wonderful expert there, too. I would like to see you find the most accurate support.
Also, please come over to our Diet Community for more help with the diet side of things. We also have smaller Diet Clubs that have terrific communities you may relate to. We have 10-25 lb club , 25-50 lbs , 50-100 lb , and 100 lb clubs. You're sure to fit in perfect somewhere!
Good luck to you Jayne! I congratulate you on making the decision to take control of your fitness. Please let us know how things go or if you have any other questions.View Thread
Congrats on losing the extra baby fat! It can be a tough process to lose that weight after your body goes through the fun of carrying children and you've done well.
Rich gave some excellent tips that should be very helpful. Increasing your muscle under the skin makes the most sense for me.
I am in the same boat after losing over 100lbs, gaining it back, and now losing it AGAIN. Ugh. I've also had 4 c-sections, and now at 46, I can definitely relate to the saggy skin and I hate it too. One of my goals after I gain enough muscle tone is to have some sort of plastic surgery to remove excess skin .
Good luck to you! Since it sounds like you may be younger, you have a better chance of your skin snapping back into shape than I do anymore!View Thread